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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Thursday, September 15, 2011
1:00PM - 3:00PM


(C) 201C


Taking on the Chin - The Art of Genioplasty

Kevin L Rieck, DDS, MD
Consultant, Department of Surgery
Mayo Clinic and Mayo College of Medicine


The eyes are known as the window to the soul but the chin is often the foundation for judging human character. Prominently displayed on the face the chin is a structure that when modified can have profound effects on one's physical appearance and mental psyche. A historical and contemporary look at chin modification from evaluation through surgical techniques will be presented.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe various facial analyses and assessment methods utilized when contemplating genioplasty.
  2. To discuss advantages and disadvantages of various materials as they pertain to genioplasty.

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